Méabh de Brún is an award-winning actor, playwright and writer who explores difficult subjects through black comedy and dark fantasy. Her fiction has been published in The Stinging Fly, Banshee Press, Neon Hemlock and more, and her work featured in Solas Nua's 'View Source' anthology of contemporary Irish writing. She is a finalist for the RTÉ Francis MacManus Short Story Award and was awarded a Tyrone Guthrie Centre residency. This year, she was shortlisted for The Women's Playwriting Prize for her play 'And Tomorrow I'll Dance With You'.
She is a recipient of the DCLI/ACDI Playwriting Award for her first one-act play Dead Man’s Bells, which picked up eight festival awards overall, one of which was her award for Best Actor. Her first full-length play 'GRAND' was staged as a rehearsed reading by Prime Cut Productions, and her play 'And Tomorrow I'll Dance With You' was staged as part of The New Theatre's New Writing Development Week, in which she played the part of 'Fiadh'. The script for her short film 'Locked' was a finalist in the Kerry International Film Festival, and was longlisted in the UK Film Festival Script Competition.
She is a voice actor, and has performed in video games, radio plays and commercial voiceover work. She particularly enjoys performing in audio drama, and is currently in 'The Silt Verses' from the makers of 'I Am In Eskew', 'Omen' from the producers of 'Girl In Space' and 'The Secret of St. Kilda' from Haggis and Dragons Productions. She has won two Audio Verse Awards in the Best Performance of a Leading Role In A New Production category, for her roles as Lola in 'Omen' and Carpenter in 'The Silt Verses'. She has written and will feature in the upcoming audio-play 'High Spirits' as part of Near FM's 2022 audio-play anthology.
She lives and works in Kerry, Ireland, and is a proud recipient of the Valentino Scholarship for Emerging Writers as presented by Tomi Adeyemi's Writer's Roadmap and Maison Valentino. This year she was awarded an Arts Council Literature Bursary to write her first novel.